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Forum: Pentax K-5 09-06-2013, 07:50 AM  
Pentax fish eye zoom 10-17mm ?
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 48
Views: 5,536
This is the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Just happened to photograph while there was a tour going on so lights were on.

Here is the wikipedia link.

Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-05-2013, 08:41 PM  
Pentax fish eye zoom 10-17mm ?
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 48
Views: 5,536
Great for curved architecture. Here are two taken in a cathedral.



Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-31-2013, 09:02 PM  
New HD DA Limited lenses
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 820
Views: 99,899
I think part of it for me is since I'm doing manual focusing off the sensor (through the EVF) and that the Fuji doesn't have a Bayer filter, there is a sharpness that isn't there on my K-5. And of course the Fuji is wonderful for its color rendition.

Oh, and for what its worth, the "kit lens" in the Fuji is an 18 to 55 and f2.8 to 4.0. Its quality is outstanding. It isn't at all comparable to the basic kit lens for most dlsr's. Its not a fair comparison. They are coming out with a less expensive 16-50 f3.5-5.6 that might be comparable (but it still has OS in it).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-31-2013, 08:18 PM  
New HD DA Limited lenses
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 820
Views: 99,899
Just to muddy the water (like it needs it), I am shooting Pentax limited on Fuji X-E1 with adapter. I'm actually getting better performance (IMHO) on the fuji with them than my K-5. Best of both worlds.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-30-2013, 11:13 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 4,931
Views: 395,528
Bought X-E1 as my second camera. Finding its like going back to my days with my ME super. Might end up my primary. With adapter, able to shoot with my Pentax Limited Primes. Here is one from the State Fair yesterday.


Sweet Peaches by joseph.forman, on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 08-28-2013, 06:48 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Battery Grip D-BG2 (Price Reduced)
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Price reduced from 55 to $45
Forum: Sold Items 08-28-2013, 12:31 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA* 16-50 f2.8 Broken SDM Sale pending
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Sale is pending....
Forum: Sold Items 08-28-2013, 12:00 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA* 16-50 f2.8 Broken SDM Sale pending
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 3
Views: 888
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
DA* 16-50 f2.8 Broken SDM

Asking Price
300 USD

Item Location
Minneapolis, MN (United States)

Item Description
I am the original owner of this lens. The SDM focusing does NOT work on this lens. I have repaired it twice and decided not to do further repairs. It has sat for past two years.

The optics are great. No marks, fungus, or anything else with the optics. Some dust on the outside - it was a working lens.

The screw drive works. Just tried it with my PZ-1 and no problem there. There is a hack to use this lens just with screw drive but I'm not adventuresome to try and I am getting rid of my zooms and going prime only (due to weight/neck and back issues). The hack is described at https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/208353-how-dea...m-f-2-8-a.html

So if you can do the hack, you have a wonderful lens at a very cheap price ($300). I have found the same lens with broken SDM in auction on ebay for $450 so I priced this to sell. Likewise if you want a manual focus lens. Or you can get the SDM fixed (was about $150 when I had it done, don't know if they have improved the repair process or not). But its just time for me to let it go.









Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Damaged

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
5 day return if not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-25-2013, 11:07 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 17-50 f2.8
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 1
Views: 718
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 17-50 f2.8

Asking Price
395 USD

Item Location
Minneapolis, MN (United States)

Item Description
17-50mm 2.8 EX DC OS Sigma. Outstanding lens. You can read the review of the lens on this site. Like new. No mechanical or optical issues. I have the Pentax DA* 16-50 F2.8 and I believe this lens is as good as that but without the SDM issues. I'm selling off all my zooms and going to a prime only setup (neck and shoulder issues and just getting old). Pricing it to sell. So my loss is your gain. I have had it for about a year and a half.







Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
5 day return if not as described (buyer pays shipping back)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-25-2013, 10:46 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Battery Grip D-BG2 (Price Reduced)
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 1
Views: 992
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax Battery Grip D-BG2 price reduced

Asking Price
45 USD

Item Location
Minneapolis, MN (United States)

Item Description
Battery Grip PLUS Pentax Battery. This is the grip for the K-20 and K-10. It is NOT for the K-7 or K-5.

Works as it should with no issues. It is missing the little plastic cap that goes over the connectors. It was mounted on a K-20 for past 3 years - my daughter wanted the camera but not grip. Original box included.





Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
As is

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2013, 11:24 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 50-135mm F2.8ED [IF] SDM
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 0
Views: 667
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA* 50-135mm F2.8ED [IF] SDM

Asking Price
$690 USD

Item Location
Minneapolis, MN (United States)

Item Description
First of all, there have been no SDM problems with this lens. I am the original buyer and only selling it because the larger lenses are getting a little too heavy for me (I have shot Pentax since 1966) and going to all primes now. Its a beautiful lens - most of my portrait work has been done with this - you can see some of the shots taken with this at my web site - JosephFormanPhotography

This lens has been used a majority of the time in studio. Lens wrap, original box, serial number card, Lens Shade included. No mold or dust inside lens. No mechanical issues at all.

Any questions or need additional pictures of the lens, just let me know. Feel like I'm adopting out one of my kids....





Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
5 day return if item is not as described (buyer pays for shipping)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-19-2013, 02:41 PM  
No more tests! just pictures
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 7,853
Views: 1,214,911
Just a little something different....


Never mess with your telekinetic little sister.... by joseph.forman, on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 08-12-2013, 12:12 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Battery Grip BG4
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 4
Views: 599
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Battery Grip BG4 [Sale Pending]

Asking Price
110 USD

Item Location
Minnesota (United States)

Item Description
$110 plus 12 for shipping. Battery Grip for K-5. Very useful if large hands or to balance larger lenses. I'm moving just to primes so I don't have a need for this anymore. Purchased new. No problems at all with unit. Works as it should. INCLUDES Genuine Pentax battery plus carrier so you can use AA's. Today is my first venture in selling my equipment, so let me know if I'm missing anything or you need additional info.



Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
5 day return if not as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-12-2013, 11:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Af-360fgz
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 0
Views: 540
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
AF-360FGZ

Asking Price
125 USD

Item Location
Minnesota (United States)

Item Description
$125 plus 12 for shipping. Original owner. I used this just enough to keep capacitor in good shape. All functions work, no yellowing of flash head. Includes pouch but does not include original box. Manual not included but can be easily downloaded (suggested due to the complexity/capability of the flash).



Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
5 days if not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-12-2013, 11:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 1
Views: 614
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 55-300

Asking Price
275 USD

Item Location
Minnesota (United States)

Item Description
$275 plus 12 for shipping. Original owner. Selling this (and other equipment) to make way for newer. All materials such as lens wrap/bag, serial number card, box included. Lens works, no marks or defects. If any questions or need additional information, let me know (this is the first time I have sold any of my gear....)



Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
12

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
5 day return policy if item not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-12-2013, 06:36 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: DA 18-55 WR lens
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 3
Views: 433
PM sent.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-02-2013, 01:35 PM  
Ricoh GR Digital IV Giveaway: Ending 7/8/2013!
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 630
Views: 79,946
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-02-2013, 01:32 PM  
Abstract Brittany
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 0
Views: 510
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-12-2013, 06:21 AM  
Pentax WR on National Geographic
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 20
Views: 2,588
The comments on this picture remind me of the cartoon where two very overweight guys, in speedos, are standing at the beach. A beautiful girl walks by in a bikini. One of the guys looks at the other and says, "you know, she could stand to loose a pound or two." Just saying, you know.
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-26-2013, 01:25 PM  
MESTOS PD K5H L-Bracket
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 59
Views: 9,496
Has anyone tried the Manfrotto L Bracket? Amazon.com: Manfrotto L Bracket Q2 MS050M4-Q2: Camera & Photo

I'm not quite ready to jump to the arca system. In theory it is designed to fit all cameras.
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-26-2013, 08:45 AM  
EV compensation
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
I shoot primarily in aperture priority - I set the front dial for ev control. Makes adjustment easy. I don't find that there is a bias. Try a test shot. Shoot an 18% grey card so it fills the view. Should have peak right in middle of histogram. If not, for that lens/camera you may need a permanent adjustment.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-04-2013, 07:47 PM  
Poll: Would you buy a Pentax Full Frame DSLR?
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 364
Views: 25,857
Without knowing cost, functionality, features, lens availability, etc. I don't know how anyone would know.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-07-2013, 08:44 AM  
help with wide angle
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
I also have the Sigma 10-20 but in the fixed f3.5. Very pleased with the lens.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-08-2013, 06:18 AM  
Weird thing after K-5 update
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
not here. works fine after update.
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-19-2013, 10:08 PM  
Scary issue with k-5
Posted By jrforman
Replies: 13
Views: 2,232
There is a mirror motor that flips the mirror up and down that probably is the problem. Mine went through that behavior, getting progressively worse. the same smack would resolve it short term. Didn't matter which lens. Finally had to send it in to get the motor replaced. No problems since then. Can't remember the exact cost - somewhere between $100 & 150. You will find some other references to this in other posts.
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